Meaning of CHORD in English

CHORD

~ 1

■ noun a group of notes (usually three or more) sounded together in harmony.

■ verb [usu. as noun ~ing ] play, sing, or arrange notes in ~s.

Derivatives

~al adjective

Origin

ME cord , from accord ; the spelling changed due to confusion with ~ 2 .

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~ 2

■ noun

1》 a straight line joining the ends of an arc.

2》 Aeronautics the width of an aerofoil from leading to trailing edge.

3》 Engineering each of the two principal members of a truss.

4》 Anatomy variant spelling of cord .

5》 literary a string on a harp or other instrument.

Phrases

strike (or touch ) a ~ affect or stir someone's emotions.

Origin

C16: a later spelling (influenced by L. ~a 'rope') of cord .

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